Huawei P10 Plus does a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in China – Should You be Concerned?

Huawei P10 Plus

Huawei P10 Plus was launched alongside the standard P10 and the budget P10 Lite, however, it is this Plus variant that has gained many people’s attention with its monster specs and features.

The Huawei P10 Plus, as the name suggests, has mega specs compared to its smaller sibling Huawei P10. These specs include a bigger 5.5-inch display screen with a high-end QHD resolution, a massive 6GB RAM that is paired with the same HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC used on the standard P10 and a gigantic 3750mAh battery unit that is aimed at keeping the phone running even for more than a day or possibly two.

All of this massive power has been crammed into a device that is pretty compact at just 7mm thick and 153.5 mm tall – same height as the Galaxy Note 7 but thinner by close to a full millimeter. Apparently, the Huawei P10 Plus could start suffering the same issue as the deceased Galaxy Note 7, with one user in China reporting a similar case of a fried P10 Plus.

From the shared images, the Huawei P10 Plus appears to have caught fire in a similar fashion as the Galaxy Note 7. The owner of the phone claims that it was charging when this happened, which could suggest that heat is the likely cause of this combustion.

This is just one case, which might mean that there’s possibly little to worry about. However, the Huawei P10 Plus has just hit the Canadian market and with more usage, we’ll get to know if this was just an isolated case.

Other than Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there have been scarce cases of frying phones such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy J5, iPhone 7 and a bunch of other unreported cases (probably). Hopefully, this doesn’t end up the ugly side of things; still, you might want to be careful with that Huawei P10 Plus of yours because, well, you never know!


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